After making the NCAA Tournament with his alma mater, Chris Mullin has officially stepped down as head coach of St. John’s basketball. Mullins caps a four year career with the Red Storm, finishing with a 59-73 record, including a lone NCAA Tournament appearance this season.
Mullin, easily the best player in St. John’s history, failed to reach a .500 record in his first three seasons, before leading the Red Storm to a 21-13 record this year.
Early reports have indicated that athletic director Mike Cragg will target Arizona State head coach Bobby Hurley, whose team eliminated St. John’s in a First Four game last month.
A New York Post report claims that Rick Pitino has reached out to the athletic department to indicate his interest in the opening. Pitino is currently coaching in Greece.